Author: East Texas Review

Cornyn Introduces Former Senator Hutchison at Confirmation Hearing

‘Senator Hutchison has the experience, determination, and tact required for our representative to Brussels. And there’s no one better prepared to successfully navigate and strengthen our relationships on the world stage. Kay will do it, and she’ll do it with poise and grace.’  U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), President Trump’s choice to be U.S. Ambassador to the National Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), at today’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below. “It’s not often I darken the door of the Foreign Relations Committee, but...

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PTJH CHEERLEADERS PARTICIPATE IN 2ND ANNUAL BACK THE BLUE SERVICE PROJECT

The Pine Tree Junior High Cheerleaders participated in their 2nd annual Back the Blue Community Service Project.Cheerleaders donated bottled water, gatorade, and various snacks to the Longview Police Department officers to help with the increasing summer heat.Pine Tree Junior High Cheerleaders appreciates Longview Police Department as well as our School Resource Officers for all they do for our community and district! #ALLIN...

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AG Paxton: Texas Will Appeal Prison Heat Ruling

Attorney General Ken Paxton today voiced his disappointment after a federal judge sided with a group of Texas inmates who sued the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) over summer heat conditions at the Wallace Pack Unit northwest of Houston.   Among other things, U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison granted a preliminary injunction that orders the TDCJ to lower the temperatures in the Pack Unit’s housing areas where heat-sensitive inmates reside to a heat index of no more than 88 degrees or transfer them to other jails, and provide even young and healthy inmates access to unlimited periods in...

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The 16 Things You Must Believe If the ‘Witch Hunt’ Accusation Is True

By Mona Charen   One column cannot accommodate the list of things you must believe if you trust that Donald Trump is truly the victim of a baseless witch hunt. Consider this a mere stab.   1)   Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner did nothing wrong by meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian offering dirt on Hillary Clinton. The emails requesting the meeting specifically mentioned a “Russian government attorney” and added that the requested meeting concerned “very high level and sensitive information” … that “is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” That doesn’t prove a...

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